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A daily look back at the toys, games, and objects that captured our attention as children and continue to fascinate us today.

Open Your Toys

The Open Your Toys podcast is dedicated to “the four greatest action figure franchises of the 80’s and all time”: Star Wars, Transformers, G.I. Joe, and Masters of the Universe.

Twice a month, hosts Jason, Lotus, Vern, AliasAngelAlias, talk at length with special guests about action figures, playsets, the toy industry, collecting, and a random series of topics unrelated to the general theme of the show. Open Your Toys is refreshingly short on sarcasm and long on curiosity. Episodes capture the hosts’ knowledge and genuine interest in the toys they love. While the episodes generally run upwards of 2 hours, the conversations are engaging enough to entertain on long drives, long walks, or on the treadmill.

Gateway episodes include 094 (Star Wars), 111 (Transformers), 127 (Hascon).

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